National Parks

Top 10 National Parks in New South Wales

top 10 national parks in nsw

After a lot of roaming I’ve created a list of the top 10 national parks in New South Wales to visit. These are my personal favourites and offer excellent bushwalking, camping or scenery. A NSW Parks Pass is required for vehicles to enter many of the parks below and camping fees are payable for some. Get your pass, 2 months …

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Day 164 – Mungo National Park

mungo

Mungo – Home of Mungo Man & Mungo Lady I spent a night in Mildura, deciding to splurge on a pizza. As usual I found myself disappointed with the large chain stores attempt at creating a gourmet pizza. Even the chocolate pudding for desert was tasteless. I appreciate more the simple foods I’ve been eating to save money, recently rediscovering …

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Day 84 – Kosciuszko NP

From Canberra I headed south to Cooma. The last big town before heading off into the wilderness of Kosciuszko national park. The park has major bitumen roads running throughout so the drive in was quite comfortable. My first camp was at Denison campgrounds. All campsites are free in Kosciuszko which was a bonus. I followed a dirt track down to …

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Day 76 – Blue Mountains

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I continued on heading to the Blue Mountains. I didn’t see or achieve much on my first day as I was exhausted from the previous nights sleep. I camped at a free camp in a picnic area carpark next to a road in a forestry area. The site had been recently logged so the wind howled through the area, plus …

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Day 71 – Glow Worm Tunnel Wollemi NP

glow worm tunnel

Arriving in Lithgow with bad weather looming I took the opportunity to head out to Wollemi National Park to the glow worm tunnel. This is about a 1 ½ hour drive along a rough gravel track really only suitable for 4wd or high clearance vehicles. The track had thousands of rain filled potholes.. it felt like I was on a …

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Day 60 – Dorrigo National Park

dorrigo national park

I depart the town of Dorrigo and take a short drive down the road to Dorrigo national park. The Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is the starting point of many of the bushwalks. The centre has a pretty decent gift shop and café. The Skywalk is just out the back.. probably a little overrated for what it is. Still nice to stand …

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Day 59 – Cathedral Rock National Park

While travelling towards Dorrigo I decide to stop off at Cathedral Rock National Park. The track in is gravel suitable for 2wd access during dry weather. I felt up to doing a hike so chose the Cathedral Rock track, a 5.8km loop through sub-alpine woodland. The final 400 metres was rock hopping up to the very top. I then continued …

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Day 57 – New England National Park

New England NP

I spent my easter week at the Armidale showgrounds. The weather was poor so I stayed in my car most of that time working on a little project. Finally departing I decided to head to New England National Park. Along the way I stopped in to Wollomombi Falls located in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. This is quite a beautiful …

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Day 46 – Mount Kaputar National Park

From Dubbo I headed off on the Newell Highway and stoped in to the Sandstone Caves. This is not particularly well signed and is easy to miss. Parks prefer not to advertise it too much to protect the Aboriginal history in the area. Two special sites are located here. In one cave are groove marks where stone axes were sharpened …

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Day 41 – Warrumbungle National Park

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Leaving Barrington Tops I head off towards Warrumbungle National Park via Scone, the Golden Highway, then Warrumbungles Way, stopping a night at Binnaway Pumphouse Reserve. The landscape changed dramatically with the lush green forests and grasslands now becoming vast plains of dry brown grass with the occasional tree. The Binnaway Pumphouse Reserve was an awesome free campsite provided by the …

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